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Old 10-30-2007, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Spokane, WA
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I will be moving to Spokane, Washington, from Tucson, Arizona, in the summer of 2008. I have done a lot of research about the area and have read some helpfull tips from this website. I know Hillyard is an area to stay away from, as well as Liberty park, Franklin Park and Friendship Park area. I am considering buying a home in the NETTLETON NEIGHBORHOOD. It's on Mallon Avenue. The Senior High school is Shadle Park High and the Middle School is Glover. I have one daughter who will be going into the 8th grade when we move. She is my main concern. I want to live in a safe neighborhood and also want her to attend a good school. I cannot afford to buy much in the way of housing. Looking to stay under $115,000. I know this will make a difference when choosing the neighborhood. I visited Spokane in August of 2007 and fell in love with the South Hill Area. Unfortunately in does not look like I can find a house in my price range...in South Hill. Please advise!!!!!! Is Nettleton a good neighborhood? Please help. The time left before I make the big move is growing ever closer.
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Nine Mile Falls/Spokane, WA
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For the price range you're considering, you really should look at homes in all areas and see what you can find. You don't want to discount the Hillyard area because Rogers is the high school currently undergoing a "makeover" and that's enticing families to those neighborhoods. It will also bring up morale and property values, like when they did a remodel to Lewis & Clark HS, which is right downtown. If the house you saw is on W. Mallon, it's not Shadle HS, it would be North Central. That area is what's known as West Central and it's where the new Kendall Yards development is going on. A lot of the more run down areas in Spokane are going through positive changes right now, so don't discount looking there based on what you've heard in the past. There will probably always be some less desireable homes & people in these areas, but as more and more people buy and renovate the older homes, the whole area gets the benefits.
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